|It's finished - and just in time...||outofthesaddle|
Oct 26, 2003 7:36 PM
|I picked up my 'cross frame last weekend - it is a steel frame with carbon seat stays and a carbon fork. Because I don't have another 'cross bike, I haven't been able to race yet this season. So I really wanted to finish the build up in time for a race on Sat morning. The cranks and headset (the last components) came UPS on Thur afternoon. I spent Thur and Fri doing the build up. The fork was cut and the sleeve for the steerer glued into place on Fri afternoon. The epoxy needed overnight to cure so I couldn't test ride on Fri. I loaded up the bike and headed out to the race on Sat morning. I did the final headset, derailluer adjustment and test ride in the parking area an hour before the race. It was worth the wait. I really like this bike. I almost couldn't bring myself to ride it on a 'cross course. But I did :)|
Oct 27, 2003 4:48 AM
|What frame builder?
How'd the race go?
Really slick looking build, applause awarded.
Oct 27, 2003 8:17 AM
|The frame builder is Paul Taylor from Mill Valley in Northern California. I think Paul's framesets are around $1500-$1800 depending on how much carbon fiber you use. A few of the guys that I ride with also have Taylors and really like them.
I ended up 2nd in the C race. I led for about 2/3 of the race but I didn't have enough gas to close it out.